This morning I woke with joy.
Reminded me of waking as a child, I would wake with joy and also with joyful anticipation of what wonderful things I would get to see and experience that day.
Joy is a gift from our Lord, which you and I get to receive.
Love is a gift from our Lord, which you and I get to receive.
Jesus gave us these gifts. From heaven. Gifts are already given from heaven. These gifts are yours! Already yours. Now are yours.
Open and receive that your joy may be full.
Share the joy and love which God has already given you. The more you share such gifts, the more you learn to live in them. And the better prepared you are to share your gifts with yet more people.
Be contagious with joy and love! It’s easy.
Just ask for more of Holy Spirit. Then follow Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit gives you gifts such as love and joy – already given. Already yours. It’s effortless.
No effort on your part. No working up or getting excited, no pumping yourself up. These gifts are already yours. Receive what Jesus has already given; it really is this easy.
And look for and feel the joy which is already given to you in the morning. Each day, this wonderful gift is yours through Jesus Christ.